image courtesy of Goodbye Valentino
Sarah has a marvelous sense of style and is a very accomplished dressmaker - I think that with her support and that of my fellow 'fasters' it will be a fun and challenging year! In reality, I don't think that I spend much on clothes, but I am going to look back over the last year of bank statements and check! I think it will then be interesting to see how much I spend on fabric, patterns etc. I do not think that this will save me money - but that is not a bad thing at all. I think that this challenge will focus my time and skills and at the end I am hoping to have a classy, well fitting wardrobe that makes the most of my body shape. I dream of choosing a week's worth of garments as per Carolyn - I could probably write a whole blog on how fantastic her sewing/style/skills etc are - so feel free to take a look yourselves! I love her idea of developing TNT (tried and true or tried and tested) patterns, and then being able to enjoy the process of sewing.
So, where do I go from here? I am going to record all my sewing related expenses - starting with the lining, zips and seam binding that I bought today. The lining is Bemberg (a rayon fabric that breathes and can be washed and dried by machine) lining that is three times the price of my usual nylon/polyester. It does feel very silky though and I am going to use it to make a simple knee-ish length straight skirt out of some red woven poly/lycra fabric that I purchased last week. The pattern is Simplicity 7740 and I have also cut out the dress - I should have enough red fabric to also make a jacket.
I thought it would be fun to have some labels made up for my new, sooper dooper garments, and so that I know when they were made, I plan to order two lots . . .
Or something similar!
Could you manage a RTW fast? Tell, me, I'd love to know!